A debate in the exec forum about Eminem made me want to make this thread...Alright ya'll let me hear it who you think are the best in the game right now? I'm talking about active artists, no Kool G Rap, or Jeru The Damaja. I'm talking rappers now, not who necesarilly puts out the best music. For example I like Kanye more than I like say
1. Eminem - No other artist has had as many memorable verses for me than him, due to his lyrics and superior technical skill. Puts chills on my spine more than anyone else has no homo.
2. Jay-Z - Im surprised I put him this high, but after thinking about his career and albums he put out I had too. Not the biggest fan of his new stuff, but he still can carry an album with his intelligence and lyricism. Has more than one album that I consider classic. Consistent.
3. Tech N9ne - A controversial pick I'm sure, don't really know what to say. His music speaks for itself. Either you get it or you don't.
4. Evidence - From Dilated People if you don't know, if you don't you shouldn't be here. If you havn't had a chance to hear his post-Dilated solo material you are missing out. Weatherman Lp, Layover Mixtape and EP, and his work with Fashawn, Swollen Members, and Cunninlynguists is all top notch.
5. Ice Cube - This was a very tough choice him and 3 others were basically a tossup. I ended up going with Cube because of his proven ability to adapt and stay relevant. His early stuff was classic, and I am a bigger fan than most of his new shit, pyroclastic flow bitches!
Honorable Mention: Royce Da 5'9, Nas, E-40, Obie Trice, MF Doom, Big Boi, Joe'll Ortiz, Devin the Dude, Brotha Lynch Hung, Drake, Kanye West, Crooked-I, Kid Cudi
these people only get in the way of my creativity flow, so i get high turn on machines and watch the lights glow